Activities for the burial of Madam Dorcas Aina Fayemi, mother of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, began on Wednesday with a Service of Songs at the Government House Ground, Ado Ekiti.
The Christian wake service will be held today (Thursday) at her residence in Isan Ekiti.
In his sermon at the well attended Service of Songs, the Vicar-General of the Catholic Church, Revd. Father Felix Odesanmi, described the deceased as a devout Christian whose demise was not painful because she had departed the evil world to rest with the Lord.
Father Odesanmi said the Fayemi matriarch had lived her life raising godly children who also took good care of her until her death. He added that it was gratifying to note that the late matriarch was never a burden to the children even in her old age.
The clergy said that human lives are better assessed by whether or not a person believes in God; adding that the deceased would forever be remembered for her great faith in God.
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi read the first lesson of the Service from the Wisdom of Solomon chapter 3 verses 1- 19, while her siblings read other lessons at the event.
In attendance were the Deputy Governor of the State, Mrs. Funmi Olayinka, her husband, Arc. Lanre Olayinka; Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin, former Military Administrator of Ekiti State, Navy Captain Atanda Yussuf (rtd), the acting Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Ayodeji Daramola, Secretary to the State Governor, Alhaji (Dr) Ganiyu Owolabi, founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr Fredrick Fasehun and other top government functionaries from the three arms of government as well as Civil servants.
The Christian wake would hold today at her Isan residence, by 5pm on Thursday.
Meanwhile tributes continued to pour in torrents for the late Madam Fayemi, ahead of her final burial on Friday.
Last modified: May 17, 2012